The Answers to Questions About Retainers

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Do you have questions about retainers? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Scott Vincent, is happy to help you find the answers. The more you know about retainers, the better. In fact, it can help you choose the right retainer and it can even help you keep your retainer in tip-top shape, which is necessary if you want to maintain a strong, healthy and attractive smile. So, our orthodontist is happy to help you find the answers by providing the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Question No. 1: What types of retainers are available?
Answer: The most commonly used retainers are the Hawley retainers. These retainers have an acrylic base and a wire. When worn, the acrylic base sits on your palate and the wire hugs the teeth tightly.

Question No. 2: What does my retainer do for me?
Answer: Your retainer helps you keep your teeth straight. Your teeth are still used to shifting after you get your braces off, so it’s important to keep the teeth in position until they solidify in place.

Question No. 3: How can I keep my retainer in tip-top shape?
Answer: You need to clean your retainer regularly. You can do so by rinsing it with water each time you take it out of the mouth and brushing it with a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste regularly. You can even use denture cleaner to clean it.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about retainers in Sandy, Utah, please contact Vincent Team Orthodontics when you can. Our orthodontic team will be happy to give you the answers and information you’re looking for, so please dial 801-495-2560 now!